Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
30 January 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 January 2015
First Look At Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio is feeling vengeful
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Maze Runner (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Life After Beth (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Pride (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Non-Stop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

BAFTA Rising Star Nominees Are Announced
Nyong'o! Poulter! Seydoux! Mackay! DeHaan!

06 January 2014  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

EE BAFTA Rising Star - Dane DeHaan, Lupita Nyong'o, Lea Seydoux, Will Poulter, George Mackay

Dane DeHaan. Lupita Nyong'o. Lea Seydoux. Will Poulter. George Mackay. No, we're not talking the world's worst five-a-side team, but the five young actors who have just been announced as this year's EE BAFTA Rising Star Award nominees.

The announcement crowns a cracking year for each of the nominees. DeHaan has built on his eye-catching turn in Chronicle with a series of strong performances in the likes of Kill Your Darlings and The Place Beyond The Pines, while this year will see him play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Nyong'o, the only true newcomer on the list, dazzled with her debut turn in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave.

Poulter's turn as Kenny in We're The Millers - the biggest commercial hit for any of the nominees - was a comedic highlight of the year. French actress Seydoux was simply marvellous in Blue Is The Warmest Colour, while Mackay's breakthrough year saw him bag vastly different lead roles in the likes of Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine On Leith, Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now and Paul Wright's For Those In Peril (all of which were released on the same day). They're worthy nominees, all.

The award - the only BAFTA to be voted for by the British public - has seen a roll call of illustrious winners over the years, including James McAvoy, Eva Green and Tom Hardy. Last year, Juno Temple took home the distinctive blue trophy.

The quintet were selected by a jury including Mark Kermode, Gemma Arterton, Pippa Harris - Deputy Chair of BAFTA's Film Committe - and Empire's Chris Hewitt, who were charged with choosing five actors and actresses who had demonstrated exceptional talent, and who are destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema. Previous nominees and winners are not eligible for consideration.

To vote for your favourite, go to www.ee.co.uk/bafta. The winner will be announced on February 16, during the BAFTA awards ceremony.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Producers Guild of America Nominations Announced
The Best Picture race starts here
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Rising star 2014
All worthy contenders. But, an omission I think is Ruth Wilson; yeah I know she has been around in television and theatre for ages, (and achieving much success, obviously) but she is now breaking into film in a big way. Last year Andrea Riseborough was nominated as a rising star after being a recognisable talent for years; so in my opinion, Ms Wilson should have been selected. Bit of a fan of hers if you hadn't guessed yet! More

Posted by Bowesy at 17:47 on 08 January 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)